Wyss Container House

Built in the 1960s, a family home on Washington's Mercer Island was in need of an update. Rather than renovating the entire house, Paul Michael Davis Architects rejuvenate the dwelling with a new extension. The addition replaces an existing garage with a multi-level volume that houses a new garage, a guest bedroom, and two flex rooms. Inside, a pair of repurposed shipping containers enclose a mudroom, laundry room, and bathroom. While the remainder of the Wyss Container House was theft mostly unchanged, the expansion offers a minimal contrast to the original house's Pacific Northwest charm.

Photos: Mark Woods / Paul Michael Davis Architects

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